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by Sally Bernstein

April 30, 2005
Want to take a trip with other women to the world's greatest wine regions? Visit: WOMEN & WINE: The Luxury Custom Retreat For Women Who Appreciate Wine and Travel. Think Tuscany, Canada, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Washington State, Central Coast of California, Spain, Chile and France.

April 29, 2005
Santa Barbara County is Wine Country Too by Monty Preiser who says Santa Barbara County has evolved into one of the world's leading wine producing areas.

April 27, 2005
In her "Traveling with Kids" series, Elaine Sosa Labalme bring us Disney World with Kids with great shots of three-year old Steven and the fun Disney characters.

April 25, 2005
A Return to Family Picnics by Russell Cronkhite, former executive chef at Blair House, the presidential guest house, is a compliment to his first book A Return to Sunday Dinner. Both books recreate his wonderful memories of childhood gatherings. Family Picnics offers over 120 mouthwatering recipes and stunning culinary photographs.

April 23, 2005
The Resurgence of the British Cuisine by Claudia Foleng-Achunche gives a list of the top-rated British restaurants of 2005.

April 22, 2005
Chinese Cuisine Made Simple by Dorothy Huang's Chinese Cooking . Ms. Huang, a native of Canton, China, has taught thousands of people to embrace Chinese cooking. 160 mouth-watering recipes and beautiful color photos only add to this Chinese culinary journal.

April 21, 2005
Sally's Tours: San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace--we have spaces available in the tour next Thursday, April 28th at 10:00 a.m. Get out and enjoy the spring! 707.933.0450 or register online: http://www.ramekins.com/bernstein

April 20, 2005
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) recently announced the winners of the 2005 Awards of Excellence. The awards are presented annually to honor members whose outstanding achievements and unending pursuit of excellence embody the highest standards of the association.

April 19, 2005
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) recently announced the winners of the 2005 Bert Greene Awards. The awards are presented annually to recognize and honor excellence in food journalism.

April 18, 2005
The Food maven, Arthur Schwartz, received the prestigious IACP Cookbook of the Year Award for his latest book "Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food: An Opinionated History and More Than 100 Legendary Recipes," (published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang) on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the organizations annual meeting which took place in Dallas.  The book also received an award for best cookbook in the American category.

April 17, 2005
Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary School in Sonoma, California was awarded the Best Avocational Cooking School, a winner of the 2005 Awards of Excellence by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in Dallas, Texas on April 16th, 2005. Congratulations to Bob, Lisa, Suzanne and the staff at Ramekins!

April 15, 2005

The New Glorious American Food by Christopher Idone is a new, updated, and redesigned version of the best-selling cookbook Glorious American Food. This is a delicious and elegant tribute to our nation's diverse cuisine. Seventy menus and 275 recipes cover America from one region to another.

April 14, 2005
Food chemists predict spicy-sweet is this year's flavor trend. Expect to see lollipops pairing hot pepper with fruit, such as orange ancho or apple chipolte. Coconut curry ice cream anyone?

April 13, 2005
Around the World of Cocktails will be held in Monterey, California on Friday, June 17th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom. This celebration of the wide-ranging world of international spirits, liquors and mixed drinks will include tastings, competitions, music, food and fun.

April 12, 2005
Spanish Wines Offer Low Price for Top Quality says wine columnist Monty Preiser of the oldest of the Hispanic wine producing countries.

April 10, 2005
Starbucks has introduced their first liqueur, Starbucks Coffee Liqueur, made with their coffee. It is NOT sold at Starbucks stores but at stores where fine spirits are available.

April 8, 2005
Ron Hurst shares the house that Berry Gordy, Jr. built to give the world the sounds of The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Supremes, and Stevie Wonder in Detroit's Smash Hit: Motown Studio Tour in Founder's House.

April 7, 2005
To write your food-friendly friends, colorful Persimmon Cards are available (boxed in a set of 6) from the The Arts & Crafts Press.

April 6, 2005
Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley Has It All by Monty Preiser: centered primarily in and around the towns of Newberg, Dundee, and McMinnville, the Willamette Valley produces some very fine American style Pinot Noir.

April 5, 2005
According to Dr. David Hanson of the University of Potsdam in New York, in old England a whistle was baked into the rim or handle of ceramic cups used by pub patrons. When the drinkers wanted a refill, they simply used the whistle to get service. Thus the origin of the phrase “wet your whistle" when you have a drink (courtesy of Monty Preiser).

April 4, 2005
"Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the most Mexican of all holidays and one that is appealing to many foreigners," says Maria Teresa Valenzuela. Don't miss the accompanyting colorful photos.

April 3, 2005
Steve Wynn's new resort and casino will open this month in Las Vegas on April 28th . Wynn Las Vegas will offer gaming, shows and high profile restaurants such as Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Jimmy Sneed's at the Country Club, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Eric Klein's SW Steakhouse, Alessandro Stratta's Alex, and Takashi Yagihashi's Okada.

April 2, 2005
Hot Dog Heaven--in Toledo! by Ron Hurst tells the story of Packo's in Toledo, Ohio with their autographed hot dog bun wall.

April 1, 2005
Happy April Fool's Day!

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